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That is normal with this printer. I own a Cartridge World ink and toner refilling store and we've found that the new Brother color laser machines (that take the TN-110 or TN-115) drop toner speckles onto the pages. This is because the cartridges were designed poorly. We do not recommend new Brother color laser machines for this reason.

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